JEFF WALZ PRESSER FROM TODAY
Full 25 minute audio from Coach Walz's presser. Relax, Card Nation. Jeff Walz is not going anywhere, including Tennessee to coach.
Walz covered a variety of topics in the presser.
AUDIO: Jeff Walz presser 3/27/19
If you prefer video and audio, go to the link below but be advised the sound is really low on this one
WALZ PRESSER 3/27/19
Cards Take Down Hoosiers
Funke took the first pitch the Cards saw in the game over the fence in right center, her second of the season and second of her career.
A misplayed ball in left field, factored by the sun, helped the Hoosiers tie the game. They threatened to add another run by Megan Hensley worked out of the jam. She also worked through a bases loaded situation in the first inning.
Indiana joined in on the home run party with a solo shot of their own in the fourth inning.
In the bottom of the sixth, Louisville added an insurance run on a bunt by Kyra Snyder, driving home Caitlin Ferguson.
Maddy Newman had a team-high two hits while Roby's three rbi's were a game high.
The Cards improve their record to 21-10. They travel to Blacksburg, VA., to take on a ranked Virginia Tech team this weekend before returning home next Tuesday, and then hosting national champion Florida State the following weekend.
Tickets for the Louisville vs Kentucky game on April 17 are on sale. This is the only game UofL Softball charges for and tickets go fast. They can be purchased on Ticketmaster here.
With their 21st win of the season, the Louisville softball squad, Aprile has constructed a squad that has several very good pitchers and a solid hitting group.
The first year coach from Pittsburgh is starting to build a blueprint for winning and success here at Louisville. We'll give her the "swing away" sign on that.
Here's the post game interviews:
LINK: HOLLY APRILE DISCUSSES WIN OVER INDIANA
LINK: TAYLOR ROBY INTERVIEW AFTER INDIANA GAME
(Thanks to Daryl Foust for the post game video and Jared Anderson for today's photos !)
Let's Talk Basketball
Jeff Walz is not leaving to go to Tennessee after this season. It was about this time last year where rumors of Walz going somewhere else began to spread. He's not leaving when this season ends, unless it is to get in a little skiing somewhere. .
There is a press conference this morning at 11:15 at the basketball facility on campus that Paulie will be headed to. The Cards fly out this afternoon to go to Albany so I figure it's one last chance for the media to get in a few questions. What I want to know is how well AC and Sam are holding up after playing this weekend. Sometimes recent injuries get re-aggravated after playing a game and these two need to be healthy from here on out.
5 Pac-12 (Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona State, UCLA)
3 ACC (Louisville, Notre Dame, NC State)
3 SEC (Mississippi State, South Carolina, Texas A&M)
1 Big 12 (Baylor)
1 Big Ten (Iowa)
1 AAC (UConn)
1 Summit (South Dakota State)
1 Missouri Valley (Missouri State)
Unfortunately, Syracuse and Miami were both upset at home to knock the ACC down to less than half of their teams remaining.
As always, the men far overshadow the women's tournament despite the fact that both are exciting. We don't like this. This year has had more close games on the women's side. Why NCAA March Madness refuses to give the women their fair share of the spotlight is beyond me but it appears "Nite-Nite" has had enough of it and I fully agree with her.
Third Round — Friday, March 29
- No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 2 UConn — 7 p.m. (ESPN)
- No. 4 Oregon State vs. No. 1 Louisville — 9:30 (ESPN)
- No. 5 Arizona State vs. No. 1 Mississippi State — 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
- No. 6 South Dakota State vs. No. 2 Oregon — 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
Third Round — Saturday, March 30
- No. 3 North Carolina State vs. No. 2 Iowa — 11:30 a.m. (ESPN)
- No. 4 South Carolina vs. No. 1 Baylor — 2 p.m. (ESPN)
- No. 4 Texas A&M vs. No. 1 Notre Dame — 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
- No. 11 Missouri State vs. No. 2 Stanford — 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
39-9 Kenny Schneider
39-9 Charlie McAdams
38-10 Jeff McAdams
38-10 Doug Anderson
38-10 K Stark Sr
37-11 Case Hoskins
37-11 Seminole Sue
37-11 Jared Anderson
36-12 Sonya Sykes
36-12 Paul Sykes
35-13 Daryl Foust
35-13 Mike D
35-13 David Watson
34-14 Curtis Franklin
34-14 Joe Hill
33-15 Nick O
28-20 Cardinal Couple Chimps
22-26 "Flip Coin"
Unless you're the Chimps or the coin, you're in good shape most likely.
One bracket participant has lost its champion. Three brackets have lost one of their final two teams. Four brackets have lost at least one Final Four team.
A huge "Thank You" to Jared for being the "Bracket Master" and his care for detail, accuracy and reporting on the contest.
Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!